San Francisco Might Allow Public to Block Ugly Cell Towers
The City of San Francisco is considering a new ordinance that would allow residents and business owners to object to the placement or installation of new cell towers based solely on their aesthetics. Federal laws state that the public can't block new towers if standard safety conditions are met, but the new law proposed in San Francisco would permit the public to block new cell tower antennas from being built on public land. Complaints filed by the public over such matters would initiate a public hearing to discuss the antenna, its appearance and placement. The ordinance has yet to be passed into law. It would not affect how new antennas are approved for use on private land. Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently lamented that it takes as long as three years for new cell phone towers to be approved and built in the San Francisco area.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
CTIA to Fight Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Law
The CTIA has filed a lawsuit in the hopes of overturning a Berkeley, Calif., regulation that will require sellers of cell phones to post warnings about radiation risks. The law, approved in Berkeley last month, will force retailers to post signs warning consumers of the dangers posed by cell phone wireless signals.
CTIA Loses Cell Radiation Labeling Fight In Berkeley
A judge sided with the City of Berkeley in a law concerning cell phone radiation and labeling in stores. Berkeley won an initial ruling earlier this year that requires cell phone retailers to put up signs that spell out the possible risks of using cellular devices.
Senators Want FCC to Investigate, Regulate Stingrays
A number of senators have asked the FCC to look into law enforcement's use of stingrays to see if the tool puts the public at risk, and also to see if stingrays unfairly target minority groups. Stingrays masquerade as cell towers in order to collect location and other data from phones in a given area.
FCC Fines T-Mobile $60,000 for Failing to Secure Antennas
The FCC today proposed a fine of $60,000 against T-Mobile, which it says failed to adequately warn and prevent the public from stepping too close to cellular antennas. Specifically, T-Mobile didn't properly block off nor place signs near three antennas (2 AWS, 1 PCS) on a building in Phoenix, Ariz.
Dumb and Dumber-er
block cheap/old cars next??
Good... Save your money!!
Stop building/fixing towers in San Fransisco, take that money you would use fighting for towers and save that money to roll out 4G everywhere BUT San Francisco. Take all cellphone towers down and force the citizens there to purchase microcells (I just got one its great). That way you would make money off the hardware AND not have to have any maintenance fees or legal fees associated with building cellphone towers in a city that doesn't want any.
Let me reiterate who I am. I do not work nor have I ever worked for a cellphone company. I purchased an iPhone and it opened my eyes to the world of cellphone technology.
I purchased an iPhone and it opened my eyes to the world of cellphone technology.
lol @ Mentat....you sould like my cousin when he got his iPhone 4
Rainbow motif towers with round domes!
And these are the very same snobs..
It's a good thing the Ocean water levels are rising in conjunction with an increase of earthquakes along the California fault lines....
Stupidest ordinance ever!
Something else that makes this ordinance stupid to the point of being almost unenforceable is that it's basically saying that towers that are "ugly" can be blocked. Obviously, ugly is an incredibly subjective word. Given that SF is trying to pass a new ordinance every other day nowadays, will their next idea to pass an ordinance against gas pumps because they're necessary but "ugly?" How about "ugly" art...
It's Just a Matter of Priorities
no wonder CA is going bankrubpt
Gone San Fran Stupid!
One thing that amazes me time after time is how dumb some people can get. They whine so much in San Fran and similar areas about how crappy their service is with their carrier. Then they try to block towers from being built and or they wanna dress them up like a poodle or something.